The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) will host Science Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 10) at St. Patrick’s County Park, 50651 Laurel Road, South Bend.
Science Sunday is an annual event where adults and children can learn about ND-LEEF and the wide range of environmental research happening at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame students and faculty will lead demonstrations and hands-on activities exploring a variety of topics, including:
- Measuring stream flow: boat races.
- Collection and identification: aquatic insects and zooplankton.
- Bald eagle natural history: understanding our national bird.
- Underground lakes: protecting groundwater resources.
- Watershed conservation: protecting our freshwater resources.
- Paleoecology: studying the past to predict the future.
- Watershed hydrology: where does water come from?
The event is free and open to the public.
Part of the Environmental Change Initiative, ND-LEEF is a globally unique research facility featuring linked stream, pond and wetland ecosystems. It includes the Morrison Family Education and Outreach Pavilion, a hub for outreach to local school groups, and is home to a pair of bald eagles.
For more information, visit environmentalchange.nd.edu/resources/nd-leef/.
Originally published by news.nd.edu on October 06, 2021.at